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Awesomesauce | A Mashup of the Best Web Videos (Le meilleur du Web)

If I was stranded on an island and could only have one thing aside from basic food such as fruits, then I’d love to have a laptop or iPad with this magical Internet connection that doesn’t require a modem or Wi-Fi access. I know it doesn’t make sense, but that’s why it’s a hypothetical imaginary scenario. If somehow I was stranded on an island and somehow found a working computer that had Wi-fi, then most likely I’m on an episode of Survivor. Sidenote: How are you surviving on an island when people already live there? It just doesn’t make sense….

Anywho, like I was saying, I’d need to have Internet. 80% of my life involves some type of Web usage, including finishing my degree online with the University of Colorado Denver (remember, I live in the DMV  but moved back after living in Colorado for 3 years.) The Internet is such a major part of my life, and I’m mainly glad that it’s given me a chance to share my voice with the world via my blog. But aside from being able to share my opinion and network with amazing people it might not have ever ran across in person, the Web is a great source for epic videos that might not ever be televised on a major network or in a theatre near you.

Viral videos have been around for ages, but it just seems like the creativity and freedom of expression gets better as time goes by and technological advances allow for more innovative creativity. Viral videos come in a variety of genres, but I think it’s amazing to see them all together in one beautiful collection. It’s one thing to just quickly edit a bunch of viral videos into one short video and upload it on Youtube, but one YouTube user knew exactly when to make the rights cuts. 

The YouTube user I’m talking about is this guy named Luc Bergeron. You might not have heard of him, but his video Best of Web – Le meilleur du Web has been getting passed around blogs and social media sites. When you think of mashing together a bunch of videos it sounds like such an easy process, but this guy did it with such precision. He was able to effortlessly blend 200 viral videos into a short three minute clip. Not only did he do a great job of mashing up the videos, but he even picked the right song — Kaskade’s “Turn It Down (Le castle vania remix.)”

It’s probably one of the best video mashups I’ve seen in quite some time. It must have took so many hours to precisely edit 200 videos into such a condensed amount of time. I’m telling y’all, this guy has some mad editing skills! Just watch the video below and see for yourself. This is just part one of the best videos; as the weeks go by Luc prepares to debut part two in January.

For a list of the 200 videos used click here.

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

Kaskade, Rebecca & Fiona – “Turn It Down”

I love how one moment I can be off in this world filled with the soulful vibes of house, neo-soul vocals of Jill Scott, and even the melodic jazz sounds of Kirk Whalum. I can become so easily peaced out on this down-to-earth bohemian type vibe, but then moments later I can have this mega adrenaline rush and starting jumping up and down as the sounds of dance music serenade me. Now, I’m not actually jumping up and down, but I visualize a little caricature of me jumping up in down inside my head, screaming for a bunch of friends that actually like dance & house music, so we can go out to clubs and just tear it up!

The thing that sucks is all the night clubs I really want to go to our mainly 21 and up, but in April I’ll finally be legal! For now I’m just grinding away on school work, hitting the gym like crazy, and having little parties of my own inside my head. But sometimes my imagination gets overworked, so I’m forced to go ask YouTube to find me some creative music videos that are worth watching. Sometimes it takes hours of searching, but today all I had to do was log in and on the home page was a suggestion for Kaskade’s new music video “Turn It Down.” I’m a Kaskade fan, so I didn’t skip a beat. I pushed play, and fell in love.

I’m a big fan of Kaskade, but I will admit I’ve never heard of Rebecca & Fiona until today. But after a Google search and listening to some of their songs on YouTube, I will say that even though these girls suck at dancing, they have some great music! They have this chilly yet intriguing sound, and they first made their debut over a year or so ago with a hit track called “Luminary Ones.” The girls are a Swedish music duo, but they also DJ as well.

The hot new track “Turn It Down” gives Rebecca & Fiona a chance to show off their playful side, while as usual Kaskade brings forth an impeccable mixture that can have the crowds screaming “turn it up” instead of “Turn It Down.” Man, I can so just imagine what it would be like going wild and listening to this song while the strobe lights are pumping, crowds cheering, and folks are getting all sexy. I swear once I turn 21 and like graduate, I’m so finding some new friends who like to go out and listen to some good house and dance music. I’m not going to spend all my twenties staying at home on Friday nights, no sir! That’s a time to travel the world, go to art shows, dance the night away, and somewhere along the way maybe run into a hot guy with potential to be more than a friend. ;)

But for now, it’s all about finding that good music and still being able to enjoy it even when the strobe lights are pulsating and the crowds are going crazy; you can still chill out at home and get lost in the beautiful ice skating, the quirkiness of Rebecca & Fiona, and the intoxicating beats of Kasade’s music video for “Turn It Down.”

The song is on Kaskade’s latest album Fire & Ice, so be sure to check it out!

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com